With the new year comes new game announcements, and AbacusSpiele isn’t holding back on theirs.
First on the list is the next game in the 3 Secrets line, this time called Crime Time. In the 3 Secrets game there is one person who is the informant and knows the truth behind the crime, and it’s up to the rest of the players to question them to get clues. Get enough clues and you can reveal the 3 secrets and solve the case! Not much has changed with this new one except for the setting, which this time has you playing time traveling cops, going back in time to solve the mysteries of the time. This game will be available in February of 2019.
Pearls is a new hand management style game where you are divers trying to dive for the most valuable pearls. But the more valuable the pearl is, the fewer there are, and when you surface you only score the cards showing the same number and color. But don’t just chuck the lower value pearls, those can be combined into necklaces for bonus points, helping you getting closer to victory. Do all this within a 10 card hand limit and you just might win the game. This game will be available in March of this year.
Next we have the latest in the Deckscape line, and that is Deckscape: Behind the Curtain. In this version of the game you are the recipient of tickets to see the final magic show the great Lance Oldman. As the show goes on you start to figure out the tricks behind his magic, but then the show takes a surprising twist! Now you have to uncover all the magician’s secrets if you want to escape. Look for this to be available in February of 2019.
Next we have a re-implementation of the game Dancing Eggs, called Crazy Eggz. This is a fun kids game where you will be grabbing and trying to hold on to a bunch of eggs, but where you have to hold them is determined by the roll of a die. Will you they be between your knees? In the crook of your elbow? Will you have to cluck or be silent? You will have to roll the dice and do what they say until you can hold 5 eggs and be crowned the winner. This is the latest release they announced so far with it coming out in May of this year.
And finally we have a trio of Sherlock games called Death on the 4th of July, Last Call, and The Curse of the Qhaqya. These are deduction games similar to 3 Secrets, but this time no one knows the truth and so you will all have to figure it out together. Everyone will have a hand of clue cards and on your turn you will decide if you want to play it out on the table, or discard it. Played out cards are clues that you have collected and can help you solve the case or, if they end up being irrelevant, lose you points at the end. You are free to talk about any of the cards you have in your hand, but while they are in your hand the information you can give out is incomplete and may not give the full picture. Solve the case and catch the killer before he gets away! Look for all three of these to be available in February of 2019.